Found October 22, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON -- As 30-somethings who figure to play major minutes for the Celtics this season, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry have taken some obligatory rest this preseason. Even relative youngsters like Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic have been pulled back to keep minor injuries from turning into more serious ones. Easing through October is seldom a bad thing for any NBA player, so a day off here and there or a light load of minutes from game to game is easily understood. Rajon Rondo has never sought to be understood, though, and he certainly has never taken anything easy. The Celtics point guard exhibited that throughout the exhibition slate, starting every game and regularly playing more than 30 minutes whether the game was played in Albany or Istanbul. Rondo did his thing again on Sunday, when he played almost 33 minutes in the Celtics' 88-79 loss to the Sixers. He posted a ho-hum (for him) stat line of 12 points and 10 assists before biddi...
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